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t thing you do for your money and that is wait it out over time. the stock market does bounce back historically speaking. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> the now infamous drug executive martin shkreli has been subpoenaed to testify before a house committee. >> he hiked the price of a life saving drug. celly tweeting whining to reporters about me appearing for their chitchat next week. haven't decided yet, should i? >> maybe he's still playing his guitar. >> i guess so. well, police says that a man
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upset over asus pended driver's license drove his rv into a utah municipal building. authorities in taylorsville say the driver then shot himself but somehow managed to survive. no one in that building was hurt. okay, so you may have to relearn everything you thought you knew about the planets. astronomoms have discovered new evidence of a possible ninth planet at the far edge of the solar system well beyond pluto. they say it's huge. >> huge. >> huge. about ten times the size of earth and it orbits the sun once every 20,000 years. >> sorry, i didn't take your bait there. >> i fail all the time on than. the vatican has offered a place to stay to a homeless woman who gave birth near st. peter's square. a police woman says she immediately gave her uniform jacket to the new mom and her baby out on a freezing code day. they were taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital.
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officials say the pair could stay for up to a year in a vatican owned building, but mot mom hasn't made up her mind yet. >> really? that's kind of odd. >> okay. >> cool. well, you know some twins are theest of friends and some actually never hit it off. but there are signs these two australian kids will get along just fine. >> goodness. >> they're prereies born at 28 withes and weighing just two pounds, christian and christina are doing well. >> christian holding christina's hand while snuggling on dad's chest. their mother says he reached out to hold his sister's hand. who who knows, only about two weeks old. already a romantic maybe. a nurturing little guy. that is so precious. >> we were talking about this in our meeting earlier. one of our producers was saying had he too much chest hair. i don't see a lot there. >> doesn't seem to bother the baby. >> it's very cute. really? >> that's where i go with the
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cute things video. >> oh, my goodness. come up, one actress's secret struggle. jamie lynn sigler opening up about her year's long battle with ms. what she was keeping from friends and fans on the set of the hit show. >> okay, and get ready to work it out. this is not kanye's workout plan. i'm teaming up with shawn tee. we're going to learn the secrets to staying and getting in shape and do some moves with you right here. we are. >> boy. >> you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by mucinex. seriously? where do you think you're going? to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours. forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast,
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it was a beacon of the area's agricultural golden age. but has since outlived i usefulness. down it came and floated to make way for inevitable progress and growth. >> this is the most excited i've heard you all morning. why do guys get so excited about things. >> we like blowing stuff up. >> a medical miracle. doctors reviving a man in in pennsylvania found unconscious and frozen after a night out in the sub zero temperatures last winter. and get this, he had no pulse. >> yeah, but today he's alive and doing well thanks to one doctor who refused to give up. here's our friend t.j. holmes. >> 26-year-old justin smith is grateful to be alive. after nearly freezing to death. >> i started shaking his head no, no, you can't leave me. you can't leave me. >> last february, don smith found his son unconscious in a snow bank. he had been there overnight where temperatures had dipped to 4 degrees below zero.
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his face was lifeless. the coroner was on the scene doing essentially a death investigation. >> all signs lead us to believe that he's been dead for a considerable amount of time>> but dr. gerald coleman didn't give up, refusing to pronounce his him dead he and his team performed cpr for two hours as they slowly started warming his stiff cold body. over the next few days, doctors say his brain went from show nothing activity to normal activity. >> we knew we needed a big, big miracle. >> using a special machine that pumps, warms and provides more oxygen to his blood, his heart started beating on its own. >> i've never even heard anything like this. it's amazing, something i've never heard of. >> smith lost all his toes and both pinky fingers but has since made a clear complete recovery. >> it's like i woke up from a know. york. >> he was in a coma for 15 days
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after that but doctors were shocked because he woke up without any signs of brain damage. >> amazing. he's making a recovery. coming up, getting back into shape can't wait for this onon >> i caught up with staun teal who told me how even insomniacs can have a ball getting in shape. next on "world news now." i am just out of rhythm there. >> there? it's not always as easy for me as it is for him... it's easy for me cause look at her. aw... so we use k-y ultragel. it enhances my body's natural moisture so i can get into the swing of it a bit quicker. and when i know she's feeling like that, it makes me feel like we're both... when she enjoys it, we enjoy it even more. and i enjoy it.
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>> that's what we went with? >> we're going to show video. sexy and you know it, we're awkward and we know it. this guy we were talking about here is shawn t. after tearing it up with his insanity workouts he's taking on a new challenge right here on abc on thursday nights with his new show "my diet is better than yours." >> let's they're address at elephant in the room. >> don't say it. >> we have two blue balls. i recent recently caught up with him at the new york racket club for some workout strategies that even insomniacs can love. >> the first time i ever saw you was with that wonderful infomercial for hip-hop abs. >> you see how it engages all of my muscles. >> i feel like the whole midsection is tight.
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>> i don't know why we're laughing about it. >> first of all, what you have to understand at one point i was 50 pounds overweight and i lost weight dancing and utilizing shawn t's tilt tuck and tighten, and the more you work your lower half of your body the more calories you burn. that's how i lost. i want to create something amazing for people who don't think they can lose the weight. >> tell us about your plan. >> my plan is called the super food swap diet. >> so i have a new show called "my diet is better than yours." the show fun because it represents real life people. we're not at a camp. these people are in their houses and trying different diets. >> a lot of a.m. newsers. what can they do if they're up wide weak awake and trying to make the best of a bad situation? >> all right so some of the best exercises you can do are sitting down. in the middle of the night it's hard to stand up and jump around.
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we're sitting on resistance balls which i think is best for your back anyway. if you're sitting in a chair, put your hands on the edges of the chair and just start to lift your knees and really engage your core. now, what i want you to do is hold your right leg up, right. >> and extend out and in. and then we're going to hold that leg out and just lift up. all right, but we're going to move on. so we have these balls so we have to be careful. if you're home sitting in your chair it's the best way to do squats. all you have to do is a set of 20. stand up, sit back down and do it as an fast as you can. now push your hips forward as you come up top. now stand up. now just hover over your chair. don't quite sit. >> i'm going to pause you like i do at home. >> you can't pause me. do like that. stick your chest out and do little but don't sit on your chair. three, two. now put your arms out in front
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of you just like this what this is doing, it's really enhancing his heart rate. it's getting his heart rate up. he's starting to sweat. i can actually feel the sweat coming off him. you're working your largest muscle groups and you can burn calories in the middle of the night. in the meantime, i'm just going to hang out with kendis. >> come on, y'all. live. are you ready? >> what is the most fun workout that you do in. >> the most fun workout that i do is size. what does everyone love to do? people love to dance. >> awesome. take it out. >> what about the people who can't dance like myself. >> you can dance. everybody can dance. >> i'm just black. i can't dance. >> there you go, come on. you can't tell me you can't dance. >> i don't feel my abs. >> come on. back, back, squeeze it together. rock right left and do it again. yeah, kendis. yeah. you got it.
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let me give you my black card right here. okay, so if you're up at these hours a couple things he says is key. number one, hydrateing yourself. >> okay. >> having water all the time. that's sort of like it's workout in itself. the other thing, he says there are three exercises you can also do that are pretty easy. do a minute of push-ups. >> do i have to do them with you? >> no. >> do that for a minute. >> i'm not wearing my workout attire. >> you can do that for a minute. you can also do a minute of jumping jackson. >> i can handle that. >> like that. >> and. >> oh, my gosh. are you making this up as you go? do you have any idea what you're doing right now. >> do some tricep pushz like that off a ball or a chair you're sitting at right now. shawn t is safe. >> i want to learn those dance moves. >> those dance moves like back, back, forth, forth.'s get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference.
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well, this morning we're learning new details about what really was a secret struggle of one of america's most watched actresses back in the early 2000s. >> she was best known as tony ar carmelo's daughter meadow. during the show's run what fans didn't know was jamie lynn on ms. here's abc's jesse palmer. >> it wasn't my fault. >> she's best known for her role playing tony soprano's daughter meadow. >> we're under a lot of pressure, 0 can? >> but during her time on the sopranos, access jami lynn sigger given a heartbreaking dfl 15 years. >> i was diagnosed with ms when i was 20 years old. it was a shock.
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>> reporter: seigler revealing to "people" magazine after struggling with a case of lyme disease at age 19, she says she was left with feelings of heaviness and tingling in her legs. diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just a year later she confided in one of her famous co-workers. >> jam lynn seigler would never people she worked with but did confide in james gan dolphin know because she trusted him. >> i don't want to hold a secret where it feels like i have something to hide. it's part of who i am. it's not who i am>> also part of her decision to speak out, her 2-year-old son bowe. >> she didn't want her son to feel like he had to keep the secret for her once he went to school and had people asking about his mom and why she was tired. she wanted to see if she could help people about this>> her symptoms gradually getting worse saying she can't walk for a long period of time without resting. i cannot run.
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no super hero roles for me. despite her disease, seigler doing her best to live life to the fullest recently celebrating her wedding to cutter dykstra, the two married by singer lance bass over the weekend. >> she just married somebody who she's deeply in love with. they have a beautiful son together and she's counting her blessings. >> and that was jesse palmer reporting. > and she seems to have turned things around. so good for her senator well, that will be the news for this half hour. thank you for joining us, everybody. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> we'll be sure to post our
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the east. >> the winter weather system crippling parts of the midwest and the south. taking aim at the east coast. the nation's capital already feeling it. traffic stuck for hours and the real snow hasn't even arrived yet. >> on the trail with donald trump. now boosted in the polls. he's taking to the road living iowa and enjoying sarah palin's endorsement while the former governor addresses the elephant in the room regarding her own family. trapped underneath. a snow boarder caught florida an avalanche lucky to make it out alive as the snow catches him from behind and nearly buries him. the major risk in the west this season. and a long lost love found. the reunion 70 years in the making for this veteran and his wartime girlfriend. look at that. reconnecting on skype well after he stormed the beaches of normandy and why desperately wants to see her in person. it is thursday, january 21st.
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. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, everyone. good morning. i'm marci gonzalez in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. and to welcome you, i shut point out. >> my goodness. >> got some popcorn for you. >> this -- that's just mean. i actually would probably pick some of this off and still eat it. why is this here. >> it's just a prop. >> keep it there just to get my hopes up? >> yeah, exactly. >> thanks. >> that's typical for me. a lot of people over the next few days will need comfort food because of the weather and then some. the folks in the nation's capital really needing comfort about now. the massive snowstorm is taking aim at i an huge part of the eestsern u.s. this weekend. >> areas that could get six inches or more extend from near the mississippi river all the way to cape cod with two feet possible in some areas. more than 50 million people who will see significant snowfall which could bring traffic in the region to a halt.
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>> here's the deal. it's already had a big impact in the nation's capital. and the big storm hasn't even arrived yet. had the washington, d.c. area got less than two inches of snow last night. it caught commuters by surprise even president obama's helicopter couldn't take off in snow and the normal motorcade that you see here that takes about 25 minutes from andrews took more than an hour. traffic all over the area at a standstill. >> there's just crashes all over the place. it's nuts. this is our news vehicle right here. we've been here for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. have not moved an inch. we're going to walk a little bit and i'm going to show you, i mean, it's just miles and miles of cars in fact, if we go up here a little bit, you can see people are now starting to get out of their vehicles. maybe they want to stretch their legs and there's another person who is hanging out outside of his car down here. this is perfectly say. dulles toll road almost at i-66
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has not moved for hours. >> that's incredible. >> what a nightmare. >> it's an absolute nightmare. where yea is that highway it's a major highway in the d.c. area. a suburban maryland fire and rescue squad said it was getting one call per minute from stranded drivers. >> wow. >> in virginia, there were hundreds of accidents including at least one fatality. we'll get a live update on the mess in our next half hour. >> and earlier the sneak storm caused dozens accidents we were just talking about in western north carolina near the tennessee border. the problem overnight is black ice. several school districts called off classes or sent students home early. the next storm is about to move into the south and that is the big one. >> that really should be the one that's a problem. we'll get details from accuweather's justin povick. good morning. >> kendis, marci and good morning to you, as well. very actub conditions over the middle atlantic states into the weekend.
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we are concerned about a major snowstorm. low pressure takes a trek to the north and east. on the northwestern flanks, the potential for significant snow amounts. i'm talking over a foot of snow, perhaps even local amounts to two feet in and around baltimore and d.c. kendis and marci, back over to you. >> all right. thanks, justin. forecast is sunny and clear for donald trump at least according to the latest poll numbers. he now holds his biggest lead yet in the latest new hampshire poll. but as abc's tom llamas reports, the first day on the campaign trail for the trump/palin tag team didn't go exactly as planned. >> our vets deserve a commander in chief who will let them do their job and go kick isis ass. >> mama grizzly echoing her roaring endorsement for the republican front runner. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> giving her fans some of the greatest hits.
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>> so no, we're not going to chill. in fact, it's time to drill, baby, drill down and hold these folks accountable. >> reporter: but not everything going as planned. the trump campaign announcing palin would be at a morning rally in iowa, the tickets even promising a special guest. but no sign of sarah. >> we were hoping sarah palin would be here. >> and what happened? no show. >> i was looking forward to seeing her wondering where she went>> and palin's surprises didn't end there. in tulsa, she brought up her 26-year-old son track's arrest this week for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. >> i guess it's the kind of elephant in the room>> police say track palin threatened to shoot himself with an ar-15 assault weapon, palin revealing her son is coping with ptsd saying vets wonder if the president knows what they're going through. >> but my son like so many others they come back a bit different. they come back hardened. i can certainly relate with
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these ramifications of some ptsd and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with. >> reporter: the politics turned reality star. >> you can see russia from here. almost. >> reporter: now helping the reality star turn politician. >> you're fired. you're fired. you're fired>> trump grateful though he hedged when pressed whether he would pick palin as his running mate. >> i don't think she would want to do it and you know, i really don't get into the it right now. i don't even think about vp right now. i just want to bin>> putting on a brave face, senator ted cruz. >> i love sarah palin>> cruz's answer to the palin endorsement, two rallies saturday with conservative firebrand glenn beck and this ad. cruz in camo, hunting with reality superstar phil robertson from "duck dynasty." >> ted cruz is my man. he fits the bill.
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will go duck hunting>> tom llamas, des moines iowa. >> hilarious. >> hillary clinton is struggling against glowing support for busy, especially in new hampshire. she appealed to vote erspointing to the trump/palin partnership saying it was up to them to make sure it doesn't become a real-life version of a bad saturday night live skit. she debuted a new ad highlighting her experience. >> the real issue is, who can win the election. who is prepared to do the job. >> sanders responded by saying yes, experience is important. dick cheney had a lot of experience but experience doesn't always mean someone has the right judgment. another slump on wall street. the dow ending up losing 249 points after being down more than 500 at one point during the day. the s&p 500 closed at its lowest point in nearly two years. investors are getting more
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worried about economic growth after oil prices had their worst one-day drop in several months. president obama was sounding upbeat about the auto industry during a visit to detroit. the president said one reason for his stop at the auto show was to look at new cars for when his term ends next year. on a serious note, the president said he was concerned about the water crisis in flint. >> i know that if i was a parent up there, i would be beside myself that my kid's health could be at risk. >> and according to e-mails just released by the michigan governor, his staff initially tried to avoid responsibility for the crisis in flint. a day after doctors reported high levels of lead in flint, children, the governor's top aide told him the real responsibility for the city's water issues rested with local government officials. this proved not to be the case since the state treasurer was the official who signed off on the change in water supply.
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be doing better in detroit, the school system is not. nearly all schools closed yesterday due to a mario masicout by protesting teachers and the head of the teachers union is threatening another mario masicout for today despite the school district going to court to stop it. the teachers say they are trying to draw attention to the poor conditions of the schools including safety has affords and super sized classes. we've got a startling new video to show you about a snow boarder on a run as he triggers an avalanche. it's bringing some new attention to the dangers on the slopes and it's getting the guy in a lot of hot water. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: just seven seconds snowboarder christian michael mares' downhill run, an avalanche. >> yis christian? >> reporter: narrowly missing trees. tumbling downhill, shaken, but alive. >> reporter: conditions across the west are ripe for avalanches. two people have been killed this week. bringing the recent total to seven.
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27 people die in avalanches. in california, the ski resort says he and his pals were trespassing in a closed area. the local sheriff says mares may be prosecuted. mares says he didn't know the area was closed. the avalanche last week near lake tahoe is in the same area where teams have now called off the search for a ski instructor carson may, missing since thursday. avalanche experts tell us the danger doesn't pass when the storm passes. some areas have seen deadly avalanches triggered in late spring and even early summer. >> and with bone chilling cold and a massive snowstorm for much of the country, it may be hard to remember but last year was the warmest year on record. 2014 had been the record holder and scientists predict this year will be even warmer than last year. that would make this the first time there have been three record years in a row.
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so think those warm thoughts as you deal with all this cold and snow. >> in the next couple of days. we'll see. >> so jami keyton a guy in illinois who is making a living off a mysterious medical condition. objects like cans stick to the skin. this is so weird. >> it's so bizarre. >> his doctor says he isn't sick and is in pretty good shape. >> his skin acts like the suckers on the tentacles of an octopus. he says his talent works with any nonporous material including keys, bottles and cell phones and he's making a living entertaining people with this unique talent. how did he first learn this? this is just so fascinating me. >> apparently he learned when he was at a baseball game after he shaved his head, he tried to catch a ball, hit into the stands and he said let's go for drinks and he couldn't find it. it was stuck to -- it was stuck to his ahead. >> you're a man with all the answers.
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he makes a living. he makes like $1,000 a day doing appearances. >> good for him. coming up later, pants that can help you work out smarter and harder. >> but first, will these milk shakes bring all the boys to your yard? they look good but they're going to cost you. see why some think this shake craze is just too crazy. >> and the latest on the oscars' backlash. newest voices to join the debate on raisin including some academy members outraged at what some people are saying about them. also check out our behind the scenes picks on instagram abcwnn. you are watching "world news now." human coronavirus... hepati- >>c virus. there are a lot of different kinds of yucky germs. but not all disinfecting wipes... are approved to kill the same number of them. lysol wipes are approved to kill more types of germs than clorox.
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my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard >> crowds in new york seem to think so. they're waiting in line in the cold weather as much as two hours to buy one of these. they're foot tall. >> oh, my goodness. >> they do cost $15. black tap restaurant usually has three varieties available at a time. sometimes a seasonal flavor. interest exploded when the owner posted pics on instagram. they look great. >> of course. oh, my gosh, when we were talking about this before and i heard $15 a thought that's kind of ridiculous. that's a lot more than a milkshake. that's a work of art. >> take me to the yard. that song is about something else. that song is about something
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else. we could take this conversation a whole other direction but we'll just move on. there are major changes coming to more than 507 prominent colleges and universities. >> as any recent college graduate or college student knows, the application process, of course, can be overwhelmingly stressful but the tide is about to turn. abc's juju chang explains>> it's nos secret, college applications seem scarier than ever. i recent study showing teens even more stressed out than adults. a new report released by the harvard based group making caring common is trying to tackle the issue. the report endorsed by more than 50 colleges including the entire ivy league says the teens are taught to emphasize personal success rather than concern for others. >> achievement is clearly important but it has to be balanced with concern for others and concern for the common good. we can't just reward those who achieve. >> change cag the college application process they say
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>> this is the first time in history that colleges have banded together across the country and said that ethical character is important>> m.i.t., one of the reports endorserser has already begun to make changes. >> you changed your essay question to involve community as opposed to some sort of achievement highlight. >> that's right. we want to know how have you affected those around you and made those around you better. because that's important. >> reporter: the report calling for reducing the number of a.p. classes and extra curricular activities even making some s.a.t. scores optional. sherry falco's son chris is shooting to harvard. " can of the track and debate teams he volunteers oodles of hours and takes five a.p. classes. >> do you worry about the toll the stress takes on him. >> yeah, he doesn't sleep. you see fatigue. i don't know if he knows how to have a good time. i'm hoping he knows what that
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means>> juju chang, abc news, new york. >> kendis is still ghouling what that song was.
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. >> the direct remember spike lee lash. >> he's call the whole controversy a misdirection play as members of the academy take racist. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: academy members are speaking out, some defending the now controversial oscar votes. access pennel leeann miller saying to imply that this is because all of us are racists is extremely offensive. but quincy jones says all-white nominees for the second year in a row is another embarrassing hollywood sequel. >> got to find a solution to fix it because it's been going on too long. >> reporter: oscar winner lupita
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nyong'o says it has her thinking about unconscious prejudice. and what merits prestige in our culture. while many suggest the academy's 93% white membership plays a role, others suggest looking at the big picture. >> it goes further than the academy awards. it goes back to the gatekeepers. >> the studios. >> yes. what we're making, what we're not making. >> reporter: on monday, the academy president saying they're taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of the membership. but changing the complexion of the academy will take some time. there are more than 6,200 oscar voters, predominantly older white men and they serve for life. linsey davis, abc news, new york. and this is a big deal. tune in or set your dvrs because later on "good morning america," will splitting will talk about it into. >> be right back. aw... so we use k-y ultragel.
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for anyone who loves a good love story or who thinks the news is all negative. >> yeah. >> a really nice story here. >> you're into this. >> this is my favorite story of the day. there's a couple who dated during world war ii. they met in london. their romance survived him parachcheing to normandy. they ended up breaking up up after the war. well, now, 70 decades later they decided to look each other up and found each other all these years later. this is them having their first skype conversation after all of those years. they talked for two hours and then decided it will be really nice to see each other face to face. she lives in australia and he lives in virginia beach. people raised money to help them fly to see each other. an airline gave them first class ticket funds now they're going to see each other and spend valentine's day together.
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>> that's a good one. this is a really nice little story. >> it's cute. all right. good. >> you're not feeling love? >> no, love is fantastic after seven decades. take a look at these pants. they talk and they vibrate. they are yoga pants that actually. >> why do they vibrate? >> it's part of this company that's selling them right now on presay. they're by wearable experiments. and when you do did the proper form when your form is correct, it will make the calming ohm. >> what if you do it wrong? what do they say? >> then it's like ooh. >> oh, really? well, then. >> make a completely different sound. i know how much you love the man bun. >> the man bun is cool. >> it's a look you have rocked before. >> yeah. >> that's a great look. well, now the man bun has some competition. it is the man braid. apparently this is a thing now.
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the guys are doing. they are braiding their hair. they say it's versatile, it's functional. i don't know. who decides that this is a trend? >> i don't know. >> apparently you do. you're an early adopter of the man braid. i could star in "hamilton." i have seriously worn more wigs than a drag queen on this show. what a deal. >> please do the rest of the show. don't take it off. >> no, sorry. there is no hair after all. take a look at there really cool shot to get me out of this. >> change the subject. >> look at this kid. this is the best trick shot you will see. he scores a basket off his has face. >> ouch. >> that is pretty cool. >> i mean, it's cool how but embarrassing for this kid. he kept on going.
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now," going nowhere fast. a traffic nightmare in d.c. as cars and trucks slide all over the beltway. the roads an absolute mess and only an inch o osnow and now two feet could be on the way. we're live from the capital. >> and the january stock slump continues. the average 401(k) losing thousands nearly every day this month. but can americans find relief elsewhere as investors hope for a turnaround. >> and new this half hour, cracking down on hoverboards. >> yeah, absolutely. we've seen the dangers of the popular toys which have burst into flames. now the government wants to take drastic action. >> and "star wars" fans will have to wait a little bit longer for their next intergalactic fix as the release date for episode 8 is pushed back. the whole story is ahead in "the skinny." it is thursday, january 21st. from abc news, this is
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"world news now." >> good morning. i'm marci gonzales in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. of course, we've been talking about the big winter storm that is coming up. but d.c. had barely a trace and it is crippled even at this hour. that is our big story. we're starting with the winter weather bearing down on the east coast. about 50 million people you mentioned will be impacted this weekend. >> but as you said, washington, d.c. already got a taste with a smaller storm during evening rush hour. the 1.6 inches brought traffic on area highways and city streets to a standstill. residents complained the public works department got a late start on treating the roads and then its trucks couldn't get around all of those stuck cars. >> and look at this. the president's marine one helicopter was grounded. the presidential entourage had to drive back to the white house and even that took more than a a hour. >> oh, my goodness. the limos and vans added to the mess. but the accidents and problems were all over the washington
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area as this app showed late last night. all those red lines all the places where there are backups and accidents. >> all those dots indicative of accidents in the d.c. area. tom roussey of our station in washington, wjla, joining us now. taup, good morning. how's it looking? >> good morning, kendis. unfortunately, it is still looking bad. evening rush hour essentially has not ended in the washington, d.c. area. the d.c. beltway, the big interstate that goes in a circle around the city is still a mess in many places. interstate 95 in virginia south of d.c. still a mess. other interstates ththughout the area still bad, as well. slowly but surely things are better. but in just a few hours evening rush hour is going to bleed into morning rush hour. and what happened, as you said earlier, their crews were caught totally unawares. a lot of roads were untreated. even though it was a very small snowstorm, the cars drove over the snow, turned it into ice, that caused a huge amount of
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accidents and then firefighters and ambulances, they couldn't get to the accidents to clear them. so it just turned into a giant mess. there are stories of folks who have been sitting in their cars for six, seven hours and have barely moved an inch. >> and yeah. >> this is something nobody really expected either. so they weren't prepared. people probably didn't have water and the things they would need to be able to sit in their cars for that long. >> yeah. >> they weren't prepared at all. i mean, everybody's been talking about the big storm that's supposed to be coming for the weekend and it's almost like people, including the crews that are supposed to treat the roads kind of overlooked this one. yeah, it's been an absolute mess. obviously if people had known this was coming, they would have left work early. nobody knew it was coming. p.m. rush hour hit and all of a sudden it was the worst thing ever. this will go down as one of the worst evening rush hours ever around here and again, it's still not over. >> tom, this doesn't bode well. we're talking 1.6 inches that fell overnight or fell late
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during rush hour. this doesn't bode well for the nearly two feet of snow that's expected in the next 24 to 48 hours. >> no, that's what a lot of folks have been saying. i mean, if you can't handle a little over an inch, how on earth is d.c. going to handle two feet? i will say though over the course of growing up around here and reporting around here, it's always the ones that catch you unaware that are the worst. i've seen very large snowstorms in the past and generally as long as people have ample warning they stay off roads. this one is going to hit on the weekend mostly. so they'll definitely be staying off the roads. and also the crews are ready when you know about it in tonight neither the people who drive regular folks or the crews were ready. i think that's why it was so bad. i actually think this weekend, hopefully, it may not even go as bad as tonight has. >> what a mess it is, even in the early morning hours in the washington, d.c. area. crippled, people still stuck on highways there. tom, thank you, my friend. appreciate it.
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>> and that really big snowstorm that we've been talking about begins moving into that area later today and then wallops theheest of the east coast. >> let's get all the grizzly details from justin povick at ac accuweather. >> good morning to you. as we go throughout the next 24 hours, we will start to see our storm system off the southeastern coast really organize, pull back some moisture and within a very cold air mass, we are concerned about very heavy snow from southwestern virginia all the way into coastal portions of central new england. how much? well, over a foot of snow florida excess of 18 inches the possible toward baltimore and also d.c. heavy amounts down interstate 81, as well with significant amounts all the way toward boston. the potential there of up to 6 inches of snow and pounding surf, dangerous surf conditions along the eastern seaboard along with gusty winds, beach erosion possible, as well. kendis, marci, back to you. >> thank you. on the campaign trail, another day, another positive poll for
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the new figures show trump with 34%. his biggest lead yet in new hampshire. ted cruz is a distant second at 14% followed by a slightly surging jeb bush, tied with marco rubio at 10%. on her first full day as trump supporter in chief, sarah palin was at last -- was a last-minute no show at a morning rally in iowa and rejoined the campaign later in tulsa where she talked about war veterans and problems adjusting to civilian life alluding to her son track adjust calling it the elephant in the room. >> i can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some ptsd and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with. it is now or never for the sake of america's finest that w whave that commander in chief who al respect them. >> no word yet from the trump campaign why palin missed that
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earlier event in iowa. >> hillary clinton didn't waste any time using an image of trump and palin hoping to fire up her supporters. the question this morning is, will that be enough to surpass the surging bernie sanders? here's abc's cecilia vega. >> are you ready for a commander in chief? >> the clinton campaign hoping to raise big bucks from that big endorsement. sending out this plea. donate to make sure this is nothing more than a bad "snl" skit come to life. >> but it is no laughing matter for hillary clinton. especially with the new poll showing bernie sanders with his biggest lead yet in new hampshire. bill clinton right there the assessing the damage. >> we're on a home field disadvantage here. >> the implication? sanders from neighboring vermont has a leg up in the granite state. >> you've been good to me. you've been good to our family. i trust you. >> in a new ad, hillary clinton highlighting her experience. >> the secretary of state who
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stood up for america and stared down hostile leaders around the world is the one candidate for president who has everything it takes to do every part of the job>> but sanders says experience isn't everything. the candidate who promised to run a positive campaign now says this. >> experience is important. dick cheney had a lot of experience. >> reporter: in the homestretch, clinton hoping to capitalize on president obama's popularity with the democratic base writing a personal essay. and that essay accomplish published on wednesday when exactly one year from then, a new president will be sworn in. cecilia vega, abc news, des moines. >> analysts are hoping wall street has turned a corner. the dow was down 565 points at one point yesterday, but then turned the corner and ended the day only losing 249. the latest wave affair was triggered by the biggest drop in oil prices in months. crude is now selling below $27 a barrel which some see a sign of
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slowing economic growth. there could soon be drastic new action over the safety of hoverboards. some of those boards under investigation of course, after they caught on fire. the latest in northern california just this week. the head of the consumer product safety commission is now calling for a suspension of all online sales of all hoverboards till there's better testing and proof of safety of the devices. he is calling into question the safety of all hover boards even those not actually under investigation. well, president obama is already getting pretty emotional about an upcoming major milestone for first daughter malia. >> the president told his lunch companions in detroit that he turned down an opportunity to speak at malia's high school graduation. malia's high school graduation graduation >> malia is a senior at the
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private sidwell friends school in washington, d.c. and expected to start college this fall. we still don't know where she's going to go. she's still deciding. >> not as yet. very cute though of the president. coming up an impromptu concert by john legend. >> why the grammy winner joined colombian rock star juanes to sing outside of a detention center yesterday. we'll give you an exclusive look. >> but first, why a tennis player stopped the match to help a ball girl in distress. the good deed on the court going viral. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by airborne dual action.
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french tennis star wilfried tsonga is a huge hit on social media this morning after coming to the aid of an ailing ball girl at the australian open. he stopped play and escorted her off the court after noticing that she wasn't feeling well. he says he appreciates the accolades but says offering a helping hand is just the normal thing to do. and temperatures in melbourne were upper 80s. pretty warm to be playing tennis. another sports celebrity is being credited with coming to the rescue of a woman involved in a three-car accident. new england patriots reserve linebacker dareus fleming says that he got 22 stitches in his right leg as a result of the rescue last week. he says he saw the woman struggling inside her smoking car and when he couldn't open the doors he kicked his foot through a window to pull her to safety. and the actor who turned into a good samaritan got a visit from the father of the man he rescued. >> hollywood hero jamie foxx, saving the day in real life. he was given an emotional thank you.
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here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> got to move your car. got to move your car. >> after this violent, fiery crash outside his home, oscar winning actor jamie foxx playing the role of real life hero. >> he was inside on fire. we pulled him out. you need to send an ambulance please. when i get here the truck is over on its side and it's in flames. i just had to do something. >> reporter: foxx rushing down his driveway to find the 32-year-old driver trapped. >> we pulled him out and as we pulled him out within five seconds later, the truck goes up. >> you saved my son's life. because he could have burned up right here. >> reporter: that driver's father, just thankful foxx was there. >> just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than i could fathom. so i just -- it's all tears of joy. >> reporter: his son is in the hospital but alive. jamie foxx saying god had his arms wrapped around all of us.
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no heroes, just happy fathers. >> kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> very humble about the whole thing. when we come back, john legend's impromptu concert outside a detention center. >> and you'll have to wait a little longer to see the next "star wars" movie. "the skinny" is next. e to wait a little longer to >> announcer: "world news now"
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skinny, so skinny >> well, topping our headlines for "the skinny" this morning, music legend john legend lends his powerful voice to a controversial issue. >> the grammy award winning singer joined d rces with colombian rock star juanes to perform outside of the eloy detention center in arizona yesterday. their aim to raise awareness of the connection between mass deportations and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color in the u.s. these thoughts of freedom is all i ever had all i ever had >> well, the eloy immigration detention center is located about 100 miles from the mexican border and holds an estimated 1500 people. >> right next to some
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fans. >> you're going to having to wait an additional six months for the next movie episode 8 was the originally slated to debut in may of next year. now it's not going to be released till december of 2017. >> insiders within our parent company disney say the decision comes after the blockbuster's success of "the force awakens" over the year end holidays say they have decided to give episode 8 the same christmas treatment. that makes sense. >> it gives more breathing room to "rogue one" about the heist of the original death star plans. that comes out on december 16th of this year. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. totally lost me. >> a lot of people too who are looking forward to all of those, yes. next, controversy is brewing for "trainwreck" star amy schumer. >> the comedienne is accused of joke theft by someone who compared her jokes to the gags an of other comomians like kathleen madigan and wendy
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lieberman. she took to the airwaves on sirius xm to vigorously deny the accusations. >> and she thinks that i in 2006, again, that i saw that or that i saw wendy's joke in the '90s and thought okay, if i just wait this out or that i referenced old sets, that's so crazy. >> so schumer says "i'd literally take a polygraph" to prove her innocence. out of this. >> and it's going to be very off-colored language i'm sure from amy schumer. >> absolutely. i'd be interested to hear the jokes that they're saying are similar. >> whether they were worth it if they were plagiarized jokes. >> or if it's maybe just a similar theme or i don't know. we'll see. finally, kylie jenner has broken her silence about that omnipresent cartier love bracelet. >> she says she's been wearing been lococd inside of it for
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what? the 18-year-old jenner revealed on snapchat that one of her many love bracelets has been stuck on her wrist forcing her -- >> oh heavens. >> -- to head to a cartier store to get it pried off. the $5,000 bracelets are designed to be opened and closed with a small screwdriver. >> but do not worry, people. i know you are so concerned. she has more where those came from. in all she has three 18 karat yellow gold and three white gold versions of the bangle. that's a whole lot of love and a whole lot of i don't care. >> you pretty much summed it up. >> we tell you all about it. you're welcome. >> coming up from motown to off the wall. >> that's the title of the new documentary about how the king of pop first spread his solo wings.
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i want to love you, pretty young thing >> oh, we're on camera. >> "pyt" was -- you look great -- was the sixth single from michael jackson's record breaking album "thriller" in 1982. >> the pop sensation managed to navigate the war between disco and rock and now a new documentary by spike lee takes a closer look at just how he did it. here's abc's chris connelly. >> even before "thriller," those sensational dance skills, those special songs and that spectacular voice. it already made michael jackson's pop's premiere entertainer. now director spike lee is shining a spotlight on michael's early 20s in his documentary spi michael jackson's journey from motown to off the wall." this 1981 performance from the triumph tour just one example of
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the never before seen stuff that spike's found. >> like michael's impossibly soaring original demo of "don't stop till you get enough," recorded at the jackson family compound in ensign know. bringing viewers back three and a half decades. with michael first spreading his solo wings ready for superstar dom as a man. >> what i do, i don't want it labeled black or white. >> i want it labeled as music. this music, rocking, soulful and sophisticated. dance floor dynamite that sold 30 million copies worldwide and influenced so many of today's biggest names from john legend to quest love. >> that's the first time we heard that iconic yell. that's his free at last, free at last. >> artists sharing how michael's talents helped them find their own. >> i always use michael first and foremost as a vocal inspiration.
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uld sing. i found my falsetto because of "off the wall," "don't stop till you get enough." >> timeless music still brimming with the youthful excitement of its time. chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> and kendis has now abandoned me for the "world news now" dance floor. >> it's my medley of michael jackson dances. >> that's crazy. >> i'm not going to grab my crotch. >>it's after midnight. you can get away with it. >> i'll just moon walk off this. how long is this break? >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back.iyou can get away with it. >> i'll just moon walk off this. how long is this break. >> we'll be right back.tyou can get away with it.
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